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ARM Edition of Elsevier's Popular Book Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface Now Available

Features the ARM (R) v8-A Architecture to Present the Fundamentals of Computer System Design

CAMBRIDGE, MA --(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has published the ARM edition of its bestseller Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface. Written by educators David Patterson and John Hennessy, the new edition features a subset of the ARMv8-A architecture presenting the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O. ARM designs processors and related technologies at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products, including 85 percent of the mobile computing market.

"We are excited to partner with ARM on this latest edition of Computer Organization and Design," said Todd Green, Publisher, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, an Elsevier imprint. "Just as previous editions of Drs. Patterson and Hennessy's textbook brought parallel processing and cloud computing to the forefront, Computer Organization and Design: ARM Edition continues the evolution, presenting the modern ARM architecture to students studying to become tomorrow's computer engineers."

The book explores the post-PC era with examples, exercises and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. It includes updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM and x86 (cloud computing) architectures. An online companion website provides links to the included DS-5 Community Edition (a professional quality tool chain developed by ARM), as well as additional advanced content for further study, appendices, glossary, references and recommended reading. The book is part of the Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design.

"The Computer Organization and Design textbook has inspired generations of computer scientists and engineers worldwide," said Khaled Benkrid, Director, Education and Research, ARM. "The new ARM edition of the textbook includes a Community Edition of ARM DS-5 Development Studio that supports the ARMv8-A architecture. This means students and engineers are able to get hands-on practice in professional programming with the architecture that forms the basis of 85 percent of all mobile computing devices shipping today."

Co-author David Patterson has been teaching computer architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, since joining the faculty in 1977, where he holds the Pardee Chair of Computer Science. His teaching has been honored by the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, the Karlstrom Award from ACM, and the Mulligan Education Medal and Undergraduate Teaching Award from IEEE. Professor Patterson received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award and the ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award for contributions to RISC, and he shared the IEEE Johnson Information Storage Award for contributions to RAID.

Co-author John Hennessy is the tenth president of Stanford University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1977 in the departments of electrical engineering and computer science. President Hennessy is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM; a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science, and the American Philosophical Society; and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his many awards are the 2001 Eckert-Mauchly Award for his contributions to RISC technology, the 2001 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award, and the 2000 John von Neumann Award, which he shared with David Patterson. He has also received seven honorary doctorates.

Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify knowledge gaps in fields such as computer organization and design. Editorial teams then strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. This new book is a key example of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

The book is available on the Elsevier Store and from leading book and ebook retailers worldwide.

Notes for Editors
E-book review copies of the new book are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Robin Hayward at

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

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